I have missed blogging for a couple days but I am still working along on The Beck Diet Solution.
Today is the first day that feels 'dangerous'. I woke up feeling unwell. I had breakfast and laid down again. Perhaps I dozed off. Why is... Read more
I am giving myself credit for getting this far.
Checking off what I have eaten and writing down what I hadn't planned to eat forces me to become aware of what I am doing. It will help me strengthen my motivation. It will help build my c... Read more
Today was the last day of preparation on the Beck Diet Solution program. Tomorrow, I will start the primary food plan.
I have been thinking of what I will need to do tomorrow and for the rest of the week.
I will get weighed in the mor... Read more
After thinking about it all night, I decided not to skip any meals right now. I believe I CAN tolerate hunger and cravings. I don't think this is the right time to try to prove it. I don't have a specific medical condition but I haven't been ... Read more
Today was not the day when I proved I can tolerate hunger by refraining from eating.
Tuesday I will see how it goes. Actually, it will be interesting. I volunteer Tuesday mornings at Hospice. There are always things to eat on the table. ... Read more
Staying up late the night the time changes is not a good idea. We didn't get home until about 11:30. By the time we had a few unwinding minutes, it was after midnight before bed. I expect it will take a couple days for my body to catch up.
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I have to get at this earlier than I usually do because we are going out tonight to see The Mudmen, a Canadian Celtic rock group https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=mkYFhpq2T5Q . I can't wait to hear the pipes.
Anyway, today... Read more
The goal is to work up to at least 30 minutes of exercise three times a week, with a brief period of exercise daily.
My exercise program will be walking at least 20 minutes daily. I will use my Leslie Sansone DVD if the weather is bad. Soo... Read more
It is important for me to review at least a couple times a day all the reasons I have for wanting to love weight.
This week I will learn how to schedule in time for dieting and exercise activities. I will learn to tolerate hunger and cravi... Read more
'Out of sight, out of mind', is suggested. I agree. What I don't see doesn't tempt me. I live with a man who likes his junk food. Many of the things he likes call to ME. He knows what I like and sometimes buys 'treats' just for me. Sometim... Read more
Judith Beck suggests that I should talk in person or on the phone to my diet coach. Well, we are going to 'meet' on-line. (I wish it could be in person but maybe someday.)
If I should have the sabotaging thought of doing this on my own, s... Read more
I have been working on slowing down because I was aware I was eating too fast. Now there are times when Himself has left the table and I am still eating. Eating with no distractions is something else. When I am eating alone, I usually have a ... Read more
I mostly eat sitting down but in the examples in the book (The Beck Solution [pink book]) she asks if I have ever done any of the following:
*take free samples of food at the grocery store (I have been known to taste what is offered at Cost... Read more
Years ago when I was having blood pressure issues, my doctor suggested the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension). It seems like a sensible diet.
Weight Watchers also seems sensible even though they change their plan every cou... Read more